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Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Commercial Manager        
Location: Warrington, Bristol or Plymouth 
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF37293
 
Here at Cavendish Nuclear, we are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join our team in Warrington.

 

We are proud to be the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. From our inception during the earliest days of nuclear research and development, we recognised that a focus on people and the expertise they deliver is the key to meeting the challenges of this exciting technology.

 

The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

 

In this role, you be responsible for the commercial management of relevant contracts, addressing all associated commercial matters in accordance with best practice methodology. Supporting the Head of Commercial and relevant project/contract/bid teams, you will help to develop and drive a risk based commercial strategy.

 

Key duties will include:
•    Develop key external commercial customer relationships,
•    Act as ‘champion’ for the communication and embedding commercial guidance and expertise, initiatives, policies and procedures across the relevant project teams, 
•    Act as a role model, consultant and ‘commercial’ coach to the project teams to ensure consistency of approach in commercial awareness, and developing and maintaining positive relationships,
•    Act as an escalation point within the relevant project for high risk, complex commercial issues,
•    Support the budget management process by providing input into project reporting for the business’ and commercial P&L,
•    Raise key commercial issues with higher management through both line management and functional management lines,
•    Provision of robust commercial management and commercial input into the delivery strategy to meet performance targets,
•    Input to commercial policy, programmes, projects, methodologies and solutions in support of relevant projects ensuring consistency of approach ,
•    Execution of commercial policy, programmes and projects across the relevant projects,
•    Delivery of high quality bid Gate documentation and commercial aspects of relevant bids ensuring balance of protect the business and growing the business through risk based commercial contribution.
•    Ensuring compliance with the commercial governance requirements, commercial innovation in bids and contracts
•    Influencing positive employee relations within the project commercial function, to maintain and improve business output requirements and deliver increased employee engagement,
•    The provision of timely and accurate commercial management information, as required, in support of bid/no bid decisions and bidding where relevant.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally, you will have a background as a qualified Senior Quantity Surveyor, with experience in the commercial & contract management of major EPC projects.

 

You will have significant experience using the NEC suite of contract documents, and a good understanding of cost models/business models in relation to NEC - familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting, valuations and an ability to draft contract terms as required.

 

Desirable industry sector experience includes nuclear, power and process, oil and gas, utilities, construction, transmission and distribution.

 

Travel to site in Plymouth will be required on a monthly basis 


What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential. 
 

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
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